Is Petting? OK?


Petting? is a term that’s used interchangeably with kissing. Originally, it meant stroking a pet animal. As time went on, the term evolved into an erotic form of caressing. In an erotic petting session, a woman may stroke a man’s arms, penis, or back. It is often called ‘deep petting’. Whether it’s a sexual act or merely an act of affection, it’s still a question of whether it is acceptable.

Petting is a term that has become synonymous with foreplay and pre-intercourse sexual acts. It evokes the naiveté and innocence of the 1950s and the euphemistic repression of the 1960s. Whether you’re a woman or a man, the act of petting has a strong psychological and emotional impact on both partners. It’s important to recognize that a woman’s body changes with a man’s touch.